Bush Hog gets honor from Selma City Council

Published 2:05 pm Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The City of Selma honored Bush Hog for its 70th anniversary.

At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the council made a resolution and declared this week as “Bush Hog week.”

The idea came from Selma City Councilman Clay Carmichael and the city council overwhelmingly approved the resolution.

“It’s a blessing to have a homegrown industry that continues to manufacture high quality products to ship around the world,” Carmichael said. “I’m glad we were able to come together and honor Bush Hog with a resolution.”

Bush Hog officially opened in Selma in 1951 with a new device designed to clear pasture and crop residue was being demonstrated to a group of farmers.

An elderly gentleman wearing worn overalls stepped forward and observed, “That thing eats bushes like a hog!” The name Bush Hog was created.

Currently, the company employs approximately 350 people at its Selma headquarters with 30 territory managers throughout the United States and Canada. Bush Hog machines have been shipped around the world to countries including, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil, China, Japan, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, India, Vietnam, France, Portugal, Switzerland, New Guinea, UAE, most major Caribbean Islands and every country in Latin America.

“Bush Hog is such a wonderful company, and our folks are the key factor in this success and longevity,” Bush Hog President Jerry Worthington said. “I am proud to work with this Bush Hog family and celebrate the things we continue to accomplish together. We are proud as a team of the past 70 years and excited about the next 70!”

Bush Hog donates in Selma and Dallas County, including the Dallas County Sheriff Office, City of Selma, local Food Bank, Edmundite Missions, Camp Grist State Park, Alabama Teen Challenge, SABRA Sanctuary

In the words of one customer, “If it doesn’t say Bush Hog, it just won’t cut it!”